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We are a Roman Catholic community within the Archdiocese of Newark, made up of richly diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds. We are Disciples of Christ fed by the Word and Eucharist in an evolving community. We seek to live the mission of Christ: serving the Lord by serving one another through our living faith, and sharing the commitment of resources and energy of the Holy Spirit.

Announcements

  • BUSINESS OWNERSAdvertise in our bulletin!  Thank you to all our advertisers!  To join the sponsors on our bulletin, please call Mary Hoffman at 860-836-8486.
  • PARISH OFFICE HOURS:  Monday – Saturday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM  973-992-9490
  • The Facebook page for St. Raphael Parish is administered by Mary Gayle Scheper.  If you would like to contribute pictures or material to the page, please contact her with your material via the parish office at straphaelrcc@comcast.net. “Like” us at www.facebook.com/straphaellivingston
  • The bulletin for the parish is available on this website.  The current week is displayed automatically.  For earlier bulletins (the previous 5 weeks), scroll to the bottom of the page and select the weekend you would like to view.

Special Events

  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  If you have a background in English – writing, editing, or oral presentation – you can help our local seminarians.  Check out the details here!
  • Help Collect Box Tops for Education for Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese!    We are now branching out to include other schools within the Archdiocese.    We’ve collected over 200 so far this summer! Click here for a list of products that carry the coupons, or pick up a list next to the donation box.
  • The Tricky Tray fund raiser has a new place and time! Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at Hanover Manor. Ticket price is $40 which includes a 4-course dinner, cash bar, and one sheet of tickets.  We are now making baskets. If you would like to donate NEW items, gift cards, or make a cash donation, it would be sincerely appreciated.  For information, please contact Barbara Chekijian via the Parish Office at (973) 992-9490.
  • The new schedule for Lectors and EMHCs for the period October 1, 2018 to January 7, 2019 will be generated around the middle of September.   Remember that there are several holy days during this period (All Saints, Immaculate Conception, Christmas Day, Solemnity of Mary), as well as days on which we, as a parish, join together for worship (All Souls Day, Thanksgiving).  For each of these days, we have several extra Masses.   LOOK FOR YOUR NEW SCHEDULES TOWARD THE END OF THE MONTH! Once the schedule is generated, if you are or become unavailable for the Masses for which you are scheduled, you are responsible for finding your own substitute.
  • The West Point Cadets will perform at St. Raphael’s at the 4 PM Vigil Mass on October 27 and the 9 AM and 11:30 AM on October 28.  If you can provide housing to a cadet for the weekend, please contact the office.
  • The Orchestra of St. Peter By the Sea will perform at St. Raphael again this year!!  They will entertain us on December 8 at 7 PM.  Tickets are available in the vestibule!
  • It’s time for our Fall 50/50 Raffle!   Tickets are $5 each.No tickets will be mailed this year, so be sure to pick up yours in the vestibule through Sunday, October 21.  The drawing will be after the 11:30 Mass on that day.

We Are Living Stones Capital Campaign

  • We are slightly more than half-way through the 4-year campaign!  Campaign Update

Sharing God’s Blessing

  • We’ve reached and exceeded the 2018 Goal with our pledges!!  Campaign Update

 

For additional upcoming events and special Mass times, please see the bulletin by clicking here.